One of the biggest photographic events of the year is just around the corner, and if paying up front to attend the Infocus conference has been holding you back, take heart; instalment payments are now available. The New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography's annual Infocus event is a three-day conference of talks, workshops, industry exhibitions, and networking and socialising with some of the best photographers in the country, this year held in Rotorua from August 3-5. To help make the event more accessible the organisation is now offering the option of paying for your ticket in three instalments.
Full conference registration for organisation members, students, and assistants is $545, or $745 for non-members. That cost can now be split across three payments, one third on registration, one third by August 21, and the final third following the conference on September 21.
You can also purchase individual day passes to the event at a rate of $295 for members, $395 for non-members.
Below are the key events scheduled for each day of the conference:
Sunday August 03:
British landscape photographer Michael Kenna speaks on 'Working in the Arts'
Photographer Kaye Davis conducts a live interview with Kenna
Commercial photographer Sara Orme presents 'Traversing different genres in 20 years'
Communication expert Amy Scott delivers an intriguingly titled talk 'Taste of dots'
Wedding and portrait photographer Rachel Callander presents 'The Journey of a Dream and finding beauty in brokenness'
Monday August 04:
Australian photographer Dan O'Day talks on 'Wedding photography and personal projects'
A morning of workshops including:
Hassle-free posing to enhance your portraits and bank accounts, with Joe Sing
Lighting on the run, with Richard Wood
If you shoot people for a living... choose your selling weapons carefuly, with Lester de Vere
Print-making process from original to print, with Jackie Ranken
Australian photographer Peter Eastway speaking on 'Business planning'
Live photography shoot-out between Esther Bunning, Richard Wood, and Kylie Lyons
Tuesday August 05:
Dan O'Day holds a masterclass session on 'Philosophies of Dan O'Day'
Peter Eastway hosts a masterclass on 'The finances of landscape photography'
For more information on the event be sure to visit the New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography website.